Auburn man with history of attacking mother accused of killing stepfather

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King County prosecutors say a 68-year-old Auburn man died last week from injuries he suffered when his stepson violently shoved him down a flight of stairs.

Matthew Michaud, 24, has since been charged with second-degree murder domestic violence in connection with the death of Danny Olinger and remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail, court and jail records show.

Michaud has a significant history of treatment for mental-health issues and a long history of violence against his mother, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Adrienne McCoy wrote in charging papers.

“His mother has sought help numerous times for the Defendant’s violence against her. She has tried her best to manage the situation, but the Defendant has demonstrated (he) is a mortal danger to others,” McCoy wrote.

According to the charges:

Just after 6:30 p.m. on April 28, Michaud’s mother called 911 and reported that her husband had been seriously injured by her son inside the family’s Auburn town house. When the first police officer arrived, Michaud charged the patrol car and banged on the driver’s window in a rage with long strands of human hair trailing from his mouth, the charges say. Police later determined the hair belonged to Michaud’s mother.The officer drove a short distance […]

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